Police allegedly located a clandestine drug lab inside the garage of a Lake Heights home on Friday.
Officers from the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command and the State Crime Command's Drug Squad searched a house on Barina Ave about 8.30am on Friday.
Police claim to have located chemicals, glassware and equipment used in the manufacture of methylamphetamines.during the search.
A 36-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station where he was charged with manufacturing a prohibited drug.
He was refused bail and appeared in Wollongong Local Court on Friday.